Is former 'The O.C.' star Benjamin McKenzie now dating Nina Dobrev from 'The Vampire Diaries'?

Both actors were at San Diego Comic-Con to promote their TV shows: McKenzie appeared at FOX's panel to talk about 'Gotham,' and Dobrev appeared on 'The Vampire Diaries' panel with her ex, Ian Somerhalder.

According to Pop Sugar, both McKenzie and Dobrev were spotted in a "passionate embrace" as they hugged each other at Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con party. They then both left together in a taxi as they left the Hard Rock Hotel.

The rumored couple comes one week after Dobrev's ex, Somerhalder, has been spotted around Los Angeles with his new girlfriend, 'Twilight' actress Nikki Reed. Dobrev and Somerhalder dated for almost two years before breaking up in May 2013.

Incidentally, both Dobrev and Reed had been friends before and they both even dated 'Dancing With the Stars' pro Derek Hough.

Check out the photos of McKenzie and Dobrev and judge for yourself whether you think the two are more than just friends.

David Tonnessen, PacificCoastNews
David Tonnessen, PacificCoastNews